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HEL-COR® Deck Drain

In need of a way to quickly and efficiently handle the runoff from a railroad ballast trough-style bridge designed for a heavy cargo railroad or light passenger railway? A system that collects the water to minimize the amount that can pond on the deck and quickly ushers the water off the bridge? HEL-COR® Deck Drain is a proven solution and has been used in railroad bridge construction for decades.

Technical information for this product is centrally located in the technical guides section.

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HEL-COR® Deck Drain is a perforated drain system used in the construction of railroad bridges. This efficient system utilizes half-round perforated corrugated steel covers with a steel plate bottom to drain the ballast at the bottom of the railroad bridge. Steel is used to manufacture Deck Drain because of its superior strength and long-term durability compared to plastic drain products. Contech® Deck Drain is a proven solution and has been used in railroad bridge construction for decades.

Bridges are often designed from zero to very minimal gradients, and designers must also mitigate the water from ponding and running off the ends of the bridge. Railroad bridges are constructed with ballast instead of pavement, and Contech Deck Drain is used to collect and transport water off of the bridge.

HEL-COR® Deck Drain covers are manufactured with 8” half-round corrugated metal spans in 12-gage, 14-gage, or 16-gage galvanized steel that are 24” long after overlap. Standard pan lengths are 10’ long. Deck Drain can also be asphalt coated. The end corrugations are overlapped in the field for the connection. Adjustments for length can be made by overlapping additional corrugations to make up site specific custom run lengths.

HEL-COR® Deck Drain is ideal for:

  • Collecting and transporting water off of a railroad bridge
  • Addressing ponding issues on railroad ballast trough-style bridges
  • Addressing ponding issues for heavy cargo railroads or light passenger railways

Contech® Deck Drain Manufacturing Capabilities

FEATURE CAPABILITY

Steel Corrugations

HEL-COR® 2 ²/3 x ½ ( Gages 12 or 14)

Coatings

Galvanized
Asphalt Coated

Length

10-foot standard

Diameter

8-inch half round

Custom sizes available. Please contact your Contech representative.

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